Best of Breed 2015

online-942408_1280Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 classified in 30 categories under 4 main headings

A – Instructional tools
B – Content tools
C – Social tools
D – Personal tools

The (number) is the position of the tool on the list.


A – INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS

1 – Course authoring tools

Articulate Storyline (26)  |  Camtasia (31)  | Adobe Captivate (38)  |  iSpring Suite (41)  |  Office Mix (51)  |  Udutu (53)  |
Sway (70)  |  Easygenerator (90)  | Lectora Inspire (91)  |  SoftChalk (98)

2 – Quizzing, survey and data collection tools

Google Forms (4)  | SurveyMonkey (64)  |  Quizlet (69)

3 – Course management/course networking platforms

Moodle (15)  |  Canvas (37)  |  Edmodo (39)  |  Schoology (61)  |  Blackboard Learn (95)

4 – MOOC platforms

Khan Academy (33)  |  Coursera (44)  |  iTunesU (75)  |  Udemy (87)  |  edX (99)


B – CONTENT TOOLS

5 – Documentation tools

Google Docs (4) |  Word (30)  |  Adobe Acrobat DC (94)  |  Wordle (96)

6 – Presentation tools

Google Slides (4)  |  PowerPoint (5)  |  Prezi (11)  |  Slideshare (20)  |  Keynote (55)  |  Haiku Deck (92)

7 – Spreadsheeting tools

Google Sheets (4)  |  Excel (56)

8 – Animation tools

PowToon (19)  |  Explain Everything (47)  |  Videoscribe (48)  |  Office Mix (51)  |  GoAnimate (63)

9 – Video hosting and editing tools

YouTube (2)  |  TED Talks & TED Ed (35)  |  Office Mix (51)  |  Vimeo (71)  |  iMovie (76)  |  MovieMaker (78)  |
EDpuzzle (85)

10 – Screencapture tools

Snagit (24)  |  Jing (57)

11 – Screencasting tools

Snagit (24)  |  Screencast-o-matic (27)  |   Camtasia (31)  |  Adobe Captivate (38)  |  Jing (57)

12 – Graphics/infographics tools

Canva (81)  | Piktochart (93)

13 – Photo/imaging tools

Adobe Photoshop (58)  | Instagram (73)  |  ThingLink (89)

14 – Audio tools

Audacity (25)

15 – Blogging and website tools

WordPress (8)  |  Blogger (18)  |  Google Sites (68)


C – SOCIAL TOOLS

16 – Email clients

Gmail (52)  |  Outlook (62)

17 – Messaging apps

Skype (9)  |  WhatsApp (21)

18 – Audience response tools

Kahoot (17)  |  Socrative (32)  |  Nearpod (50)  |  Poll Everywhere (79)  |  TodaysMeet (88)  |  Mentimeter (97)

19 – Webinar/meeting tools

Skype (9)  |  Google Hangouts (23)  |  Adobe Connect (34)  |  WebEx (72)  |  Blackboard Collaborate (77)

20 – Collaboration and team tools

Google Docs/Drive (4)  |  Padlet (29)  |  Trello (82)  |  Slack (83)

21 – File sharing tools

Google Drive (4)  |  Dropbox (6)

22 – Enterprise social platforms

Yammer (28)  |  SharePoint (45)  |  Google Apps (59)

23 – Public social networks

Twitter (1)  |  Facebook (7)  |  LinkedIn (14)  |  Google+ (40)


D – PERSONAL TOOLS

24 – Search and research tools

Google Search (3)  |  Wikipedia (12)  |  Google Scholar (43)

25 – Social bookmarking and curation tools

Pinterest (13)  |  Diigo (42) |  Scoopit {60)  |  Flipboard (86)  |  Delicious (100)

26 – Note-taking tools

Evernote (10)  |  OneNote (46)  |  Notability (67)

27 – Web browsers

Google Chrome (22)  |  Firefox (74)

28 – Personal readers, players and dashboards

Feedly (36)  | Kindle & Reader App (65)  |iTunes (75)  |  Tweetdeck (80)

29 – Other personal productivity tools

Pocket (49)  |  Google Translate (54)  |  Google Maps (56)  |  IFTTT (84)

30 – Devices & Apps

iPad & Apps (18)  |  Kindle & Reader App (65)